US Begins Vaccinating for COVID 19
The first doses of vaccines against COVID 19 were administered on Monday at US hospitals after FDA approval on Friday. The emergency use authorization released 2.9 million doses to 636 sites across the country, starting with front line health care workers followed by nursing homes and long term care facilities. Here’s more from Good Morning America
A Victory to Protect Polar Bears
A US court of appeals ruled against an offshore drilling project in the Artic. Read about why this is a huge victory for polar bears in this article from the Good News Network.
Saving Toronto’s Oldest Tree
The huge 250 year old red oak was in danger until the city of Toronto voted last month to create a mini park around the tree by adding to donations. Here’s more from the Good News Network.
As winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Ranjitsinh Disale decided to give half of his $1m (£750,000) to runners-up in the competition from countries including Italy, Brazil, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, the US and the UK. Click here for details from BBC
Neighbors Support Family with Black Santa
After Chris Kennedy received a letter telling him to remove the black Santa from his yard and move out of the neighborhood, Chris received support from his community. His neighbors put up their own black Santas. The letter had the neighborhood association address taped to the envelope, but the head of that association visited Chris to make it clear the letter did not come from them and that they want Chris and his family there. Chris originally had only one black Santa in his yard. Then a company donated the second one. (Personally, I believe that since Santa is magic, he can be any color. Anything is possible! )
You can learn more from this article in The Washington Post and the interview with Chris below:
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December 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm
So glad the people found a way to save the 250 year old red oak tree.
December 15, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Me, too. It shows what we are capable of when it comes to saving what we love and thinking outside the box.
December 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm
So true 🙂
December 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm
I’m getting the vaccine next week. Initially, I hadn’t planned to, as I’m weary of new vaccines, but then I realized the potential side effects are likely not nearly as severe as getting Covid, so I’m going for it.
December 15, 2020 at 9:23 pm
I understand the hesitation and agree with your logic., especially if your job increases your risk. At least you can plan to take time off for the side effects, I hope. Take good care of you!
December 16, 2020 at 5:35 am
I’m hard put to choose a favourite. It would perhaps be the Santa story, but that is marred by the letter in the first place
December 16, 2020 at 8:22 pm
I understand. I hesitated briefly about sharing the Santa story because of the letter, but I love it when people rally in support in these kinds of situations. Thanks for reading and supporting the good news!
December 17, 2020 at 3:35 am
Understood, JoAnna. We are of like minds on the subject
December 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm
Thank you for sharing!.. hope all is well and you and yours have a wonderful holiday and Christmas, each and every day filled with love and happiness!!.. 🙂
Until we meet again..
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
May the sun shine all day long
Everything go right, nothing go wrong
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true
December 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm
Thank you so very much, Larry! May all the wishes your wish come true. 🙂